Sunday, May 20

drinking lemonade in the garden, waiting for film to be developed,
watching jonathan climb trees,
eating things fresh from the earth,
baking sweets,
reading books so old the pages fall out when I turn them.
I'm convinced there's absolutely nothing that smells as wonderful as an old book.
I need to compile a summer reading list. Recommendations, please.


  1. Habibi by Craig Thompson

  2. Ah, lovely, lovely photos, I adore all of them! Beautiful colours. Well, I don't know what kind of books you read but I'd recommend Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Tom's Midnight Garden, the Great Gatsby, The Reader... :)

  3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern,
    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett,
    Freedom by Jonathan Franzen,
    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith,
    The Accidental by Ali Smith.

  4. Anonymous6:02 AM

    lovely images. i recently started 1Q84, by Murakami, and am really enjoying it!

  5. Wow, I love how summery these photos look! I'm not very good at recommending books, sorry!

  6. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Maybe the books i will tell you, aren't books for summer but i think you should know.
    I Never Promised You A Rose Garden // Joanne Greenburg
    The Bell Jar // Plath

    It's wonderful that someone is happy and can do something for herself. I'm busy with the exams. But ım hopeful. I will go and breathe the season. Soon.
    Be happy, be calm, like you be.

  7. These photos are lovely :)

    I recently read The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch. It's a really really powerful and good memoir.

  8. thank you all! I will most certainly take a peak at these.

  9. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera took me a really long time to finish. It is not a book you can just sit down and read forever, despite it not really being that long. When you finish the book, however, you feel incredibly fulfilled. It is something that I would read over and over again. Habibi is a graphic novel that I did stay up into the wee hours of the night to finish. If you have an appreciation for beautiful artwork, you will love this book. It is gorgeous and tells a story that really pulls each and every one of your heart strings. Blankets is the first graphic novel by Craig Thompson and is absolutely beautiful as well. If you are looking to delve into poetry I suggest Zachary Schomburg or David Berman for something a bit different. Both are surrealist poets that paint magnificent images in your head. If you are looking for a book you will absolutely not be able to put down I suggest American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It tells the story of a man name Shadow and his encounters with the different Gods brought over to America by immigrants. I am making it sound lamer than it is. Trust me- its good. Life After God by Douglas Coupland is an interesting read. If you want something really out there and not like your typical novel, but incredibly beautiful, I highly suggest reading The Grand Hotels of Joseph Cornell by Robert Coover. It is based off of the art boxes Joseph Cornell created. Oh- and if you are looking for absolutely fantastic mixed media artists that combine so much into their photography (sculpture, painting, etc) look into the husband and wife duo Robert and Shana Parkeharrison; they bring inspiration into everything that I do. I am sorry, I get incredibly excited about book recommendations, as I am a giant English nerd. :)

  10. Thank you so much :) I appreciate it, and will be keeping my eyes peeled for those!

  11. Oh wow, so in love with that second photo!


  12. you capture the quiet moments of life so well